noun (pl=brain drains, sg=brain drain)
- The migration of educated or talented people from less economically advanced areas to more economically advanced areas, especially to large cities or richer countries.
Etymology: Spokesmen for the w:Royal Society, Royal Society of London first coined the expression "brain drain" to describe the outflow of scientists and technologists to the United States and Canada in the early 1950s.
- Dutch: braindrain , hersenvlucht
- French: exode des compétences
- Spanish: (t, es, fuga de cerebros, f)
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